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Pecos Bill

by Steven Kellogg


Pecos Bill is only a baby when his family leaves New England for the wide, open expanses of the American west. As their train of covered wagons crosses the Pecos River in Texas, baby Bill falls out, and an old coyote saves him from drowning. She adopts him as one of her own, and Bill grows up eating, sleeping, and howling just like his new coyote family. Then one day a drifter comes across Bill napping by a stream and convinces him that he isn't a coyote but a Texan — and as a Texan, he ought to be herding longhorn cattle. Bill makes his name into a legend after he wins a battle with a giant rattlesnake, tames a wild horse he calls Lightning, and teaches every cowboy how to lasso a bull. Steven Kellogg's version of this classic American folktale is accompanied by illustrations every bit as wild and hilarious as the story. Pecos Bill may have been born in New England, but he's a Texan right down to his cowboy boots.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1986
ISBN-13 9780688099244
ISBN-10 0688099246
Class Copyright
Publisher William Morrow and Co.
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 37
Shelf No. HX960
Grade Range 0 - 3
Ages 3 - 8
Lexile AD910L
Curriculums Amplify ELA 2016, EngageNY 2016 Trademarks